Friday, 8 May 2015

The Friday Question Set — 8-5-2015

Right … 

First things first?   I’m going to apologise for missing last week’s Friday Question Set.

My only excuse?

Is that I had a VERY long day at work: and didn’t manage to place one up, on Saturday.

Secondly … ?

Well … Britain’s 2015 General election is over: bar the crying.

We can now start on the recriminations.


But it’s Friday.

It’s Friday.

Which mean’s it’s time for the Friday Question Set.

Here’s this week’s: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* … 

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Q1) Who wrote the novel War & Peace?
A1) Count Leo Tolstoy.

Q2) What is the more usual name for Röentgen radiation: X Rays, Gamma Rays, Ultraviolet Rays or Magnetic Resonance
Q2) X Rays: the name comes from Wilhelm Röentgen, the man who discovered X-rays.

Q3) Pikes, Miller’s and Baranis are moves in which sport: Ice Hockey, Trampolining or Diving?

Q4) Festfolk was the original name for which Swedish group?

Q5) Janice Deveree was very well known for having a 36cm what?
A5) Beard.

Q6) Fredrick Sanger invented which life saving drug?
A6) Insulin.

Q7) Who was Justin Welby’s predecessor as Archbishop of Canterbury?
A7) Archbishop Rowan Williams.

Q8) What is the Queen’s official residence in Scotland?
A8) The Palace of Holyroodhouse.   (Balmoral is her private residence.)

Q9) Which band was not from Liverpool: The Searchers, A Flock of Seagulls, Stone the Crows or OMD?
A9) Stone the Crows.   

Q10) Julius Caesar said “The die is cast,” after crossing which river: the Tiber, the Rubicon or the San Marino?
A10) The Rubicon.


Q11) “Hit the beat & take it to the first line.”
A11) Mercy, by Duffy

Q12) “Daddy told me ‘Look into the future, Sit at your computer, Be a good girl’”.
A12) No Good Advice, Girls Aloud

Q13) “Ha, Ha, Ha, Whatcha laughin’ at?”.
A13) 21 Seconds”, So Solid Crew

Q14) “There's no point in asking, you'll get no reply”.
A14) Pretty Vacant, the Sex Pistols

Q15) “Ooh it’s so good, it’s so good, it’s so good, it’s so good, it’s so good”.
A15) I Feel Love, by Donna Summer

Q16) “Sometimes I get to feeling I was back in the ol’ days, long ago”.
A16) Those were the Days of our Lives, Queen

Q17) “Wake up in the morning, slaving for bread, sir, so that every mouth can be feed.”
A17) The Israelites Desmond Dekker and & the Aces

Q18) “’Scuse me girl, I know it’s a bit embarrassing but I just noticed some tan lines on your shirt there.”
A18) Fit but you Know it, by The Streets

Q19) “Never let it be said that romance is dead”.
A19) Ruby, the Kaiser Chiefs

Q20) “Yes.   Rizzle Kicks. Dag Nabbit …”
A20) Down With The Trumpets, by Rizzle Kicks.


Q21) What type of pen did Lewis Waterman invent?
A21) The fountain pen.

Q22) What nationality was motoring pioneer, Gottlieb Daimler?
A22) German.

Q23) What was Bakelite, the first commercial plastic, a cake decoration or a brand of bread?
A23) The 1st commercial plastic.

Q24) True or False; - the boiling point of water increases with altitude.
A24) False.   It decreases.

Q25) What’s the highest level of degree universities award?
A25) A doctorate.

Q26) What connects a muscle to a bone?
A26) A tendon.

Q27) True or false; - South Africa is the world’s largest producer of Chromium.
A27) True.

Q28) Astronaut, Alan Shepard was the first person to do what on the moon, hit a golf ball, watch TV or go to the toilet?
A28) Hit a golf ball.

Q29) Which invention was invented last, the CD, the fax, or the photocopier?
A29) The CD.

Q30) What was a Nickelodeon?
A30) An early Jukebox.


Q31) Who was Britain’s first Olympic gold medallist, in a throwing event?
A31) Tessa Sanderson (1984)

Q32) There are 4 host nations for the 2011 Cricket World Cup; – name any of them.
A32) Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Q33) Which England Cricketer had a 2005 Autobiography entitled “Calling the Shots”?
A33) Michael Vaughan.

Q34) What would a judo  artist do with a judogi?
A34) Wear it (Its a suit)

Q35) Mirka Vavrinec is the girlfriend and manager of which sports star?
A35) Roger Federer

Q36) In which year was F1 Driver Lewis Hamilton born?
A36) 1985

Q37) How many consecutive wins did Bjorn Borg have in the men’s singles at Wimbledon?
A37) Five

Q38) Name any of the three European countries have hosted footballs World Cup but have never won it?
A38) Spain, Sweden and; Switzerland

Q39) What sporting event does the Royal Family traditionally attend, on the first Saturday of September?
A39) The Highland Games (Bræmar Gathering)

Q40) What was used by football referees for the first time in 1878?
A40) Whistles


Q41) Twycross is what sort of tourist attraction?
A41) A zoo.

Q42) How many sides has a 100 sided dice?
A42) Depending on which version you use, either 10, 20, or100

Q43) The Hall of Mirrors is in which French Palace?
A43) Versailles.

Q44) Philately will get you nowhere, unless you collect what?
A44) Stamps.

Q45) In which European country is De Efteling theme park?
A45) Holland.

Q46) In the film “Psycho”, what was Norman Bates hobby?
A46) Taxidermy.   (Stuffing things)

Q47) In gambling, what are ‘Fulhams’?
A47) Loaded dice.

Q48) In which month would you go to a Burns Night celebration?   (Bonus point for the date in the relevant month)
A48) January.   (January 25th)

Q49) Where is the National Museum of Geography; Bradford,Manchester, or Leeds?
A49) Bradford

Q50) The YOC is the junior branch of which organisation;  the RSPB, the Royal Horticultural Society, or the Royal Society of Art?
A50) RSPB.   (It’s the Young Ornithologists Club.)


Q51) In North America, what’s the significance of July 1st: Canada Day, US Independence Day, or Martin Luther King’s birthday?
A51) Canada Day.

Q52) What would a cooper make?
A52) Barrels.

Q53) Which college of London University was founded by Sidney James Webb?

Q54) Which Bedfordshire zoo first opened its doors, in 1931?
A54) Whipsnade.

Q55) What was Ansel Adams: a photographer, a sculptor or a painter?
A55) A photographer.

Q56) Which Association famously heckled Tony Blair, in 2000?

Q57) The creeping mint, Mentha Pulegium, is used in many medicinal teas: how’s it better known?
A57) Pennyroyal.

Q58) What sign of the Zodiac covers the period April 20th to May 20th?
A58) Taurus.

Q59) Josip Brip was better known as which Eastern European leader?

Q60) What paper went out of circulation after the 2011 phone-hacking scandal?

Enjoy those: I’ll catch you next time.

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